Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [Various] ASUS Reveals the Republic of Gamers MARS II with Dual GeForce® GTX 580 GPUs
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Various] ASUS Reveals the Republic of Gamers MARS II with Dual GeForce® GTX 580 GPUs - Page 10  

post #91 of 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2010rig View Post
Your image did not show up.

You don't think the Mars II has any overclocking room?

I'd love to see what results OCN'ers get with their 6990's vs the 590, but no one with a 6990 has submitted anything here:
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...-new-post.html
I doubt this card has any overclocking headroom beyond 800MHz, considering one can almost eat a 1000W PSU for breakfast and even if it does, no overclock can remove a memory bottleneck. At 1600p or with multimonitor setups, an overclocked 6990 will match or beat it 9 times out of 10. And yes, it is perfectly viable for anyone considering this piece of crap, since you're effectively paying £1000 for the 782/4008 factory overclock with this card.
Edited by Am* - 8/17/11 at 6:08pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Celeron G530 Haven't decided yet. GTX 460 768MB 4GB Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung F3 1TB (SSD coming later) XP/Windows 7 Same old... Yet to decide. 
Case
Fractal Design Define R3 
  hide details  
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Celeron G530 Haven't decided yet. GTX 460 768MB 4GB Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung F3 1TB (SSD coming later) XP/Windows 7 Same old... Yet to decide. 
Case
Fractal Design Define R3 
  hide details  
post #92 of 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Am* View Post
I doubt this card has any overclocking headroom beyond 800MHz, considering one can almost eat a 1000W PSU for breakfast and even if it does, no overclock can remove a memory bottleneck. At 1600p or with multimonitor setups, an overclocked 6990 will match or beat it 9 times out of 10. And yes, it is perfectly viable for anyone considering this piece of crap, since you're effectively paying £1000 for the 782/4008 factory overclock with this card.
I still think the memory issue is very over rated (being only about 5 or 6 games) use more than 1500 MB of VRAM, even at 5760x1080, sometimes with up to 16xAA included.

Dirt 3 / Heaven Benchmark / Devil May Cry 4 come to mind off the top of my head as very high frame rate.
Edited by RagingCain - 8/17/11 at 8:23pm
Snowdevil
(16 items)
 
ASUS G750JM
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
[i7 4790K @ 4.4 GHz (1.186v)] [Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark S] [nVidia Geforce GTX 1080] [nVidia Geforce GTX 1080] 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
[G.Skill 32GB DDR3 2133 MHz] [Crucial MX100 256GB] [Phanteks PH-TC12DX] [Win 10.1 Pro] 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
[LG 29UM65 (2560x1080)] [QNIX Evo II LED (2560x1440)] [WASD v2 Tenkeyless] [NZXT Hale90 v2 ] 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[ThermalTake GT10 Snow Edition] [Razer Mamba - Chroma] [Razer Kabuto] [Razer Man O' War] 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770HQ Intel HM87 Express Chipset Geforce GTX 860M 8GB DDR3L 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD EVO DVD-RW Stock Windows 8.1 
Monitor
1920x1080 TN 
  hide details  
Snowdevil
(16 items)
 
ASUS G750JM
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
[i7 4790K @ 4.4 GHz (1.186v)] [Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark S] [nVidia Geforce GTX 1080] [nVidia Geforce GTX 1080] 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
[G.Skill 32GB DDR3 2133 MHz] [Crucial MX100 256GB] [Phanteks PH-TC12DX] [Win 10.1 Pro] 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
[LG 29UM65 (2560x1080)] [QNIX Evo II LED (2560x1440)] [WASD v2 Tenkeyless] [NZXT Hale90 v2 ] 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[ThermalTake GT10 Snow Edition] [Razer Mamba - Chroma] [Razer Kabuto] [Razer Man O' War] 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770HQ Intel HM87 Express Chipset Geforce GTX 860M 8GB DDR3L 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD EVO DVD-RW Stock Windows 8.1 
Monitor
1920x1080 TN 
  hide details  
post #93 of 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by RagingCain View Post
I still think the memory issue is very over rated (being only about 5 or 6 games) use more than 1500 MB of VRAM, even at 5760x1080, sometimes with up to 16xAA included.

Dirt 3 / Heaven Benchmark / Devil May Cry 4 come to mind off the top of my head as very high frame rate.
They're valid enough reasons to make this "extreme" performance card worthless.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Celeron G530 Haven't decided yet. GTX 460 768MB 4GB Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung F3 1TB (SSD coming later) XP/Windows 7 Same old... Yet to decide. 
Case
Fractal Design Define R3 
  hide details  
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Celeron G530 Haven't decided yet. GTX 460 768MB 4GB Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung F3 1TB (SSD coming later) XP/Windows 7 Same old... Yet to decide. 
Case
Fractal Design Define R3 
  hide details  
post #94 of 129
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Am* View Post
I doubt this card has any overclocking headroom beyond 800MHz, considering one can almost eat a 1000W PSU for breakfast and even if it does, no overclock can remove a memory bottleneck. At 1600p or with multimonitor setups, an overclocked 6990 will match or beat it 9 times out of 10. And yes, it is perfectly viable for anyone considering this piece of crap, since you're effectively paying £1000 for the 782/4008 factory overclock with this card.






2010rig
(14 items)
 
Galaxy S3
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5660 @ 4.5  ASUS P6X58D-E 980TI? 12GB OCZ Platinum - 7-7-7-21 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1 80GB SSD x25m - 3TB F3 + F4 NH-D14 Windows 7 Ultimate LG 47LH55 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Natural Wireless Keyboard Corsair 750HX CM 690 II Advanced MX 518 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Snapdragon S4 Dual core 1500mhz Adreno 225 Samsung 2GB 16GB Onboard Flash 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Android 4.4.2 - CM11 4.8" AMOLED 1280x720 2100 mAh battery Otterbox Defender 
  hide details  
2010rig
(14 items)
 
Galaxy S3
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5660 @ 4.5  ASUS P6X58D-E 980TI? 12GB OCZ Platinum - 7-7-7-21 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1 80GB SSD x25m - 3TB F3 + F4 NH-D14 Windows 7 Ultimate LG 47LH55 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Natural Wireless Keyboard Corsair 750HX CM 690 II Advanced MX 518 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Snapdragon S4 Dual core 1500mhz Adreno 225 Samsung 2GB 16GB Onboard Flash 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Android 4.4.2 - CM11 4.8" AMOLED 1280x720 2100 mAh battery Otterbox Defender 
  hide details  
post #95 of 129
Not a bad card but this will go out of fashion quicker than one of lady gaga's outfits
Chewy's Chomper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
PowerCase
Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
  hide details  
Chewy's Chomper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
PowerCase
Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
  hide details  
post #96 of 129
so 15% faster then a 590 for 50% more power usage and 100% more cost, I'll pass
Big Black v2.0
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k Asus X99 Sabertooth Asus 980Ti Strix 32gb Corsair LPX 2800MHz DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
PNY 480GB SSD  Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 280 custom loop Windows 10 Pro Samsung JU6500 4k 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U3011 Corsair HX-1000 Corsair 780T 
  hide details  
Big Black v2.0
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k Asus X99 Sabertooth Asus 980Ti Strix 32gb Corsair LPX 2800MHz DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
PNY 480GB SSD  Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 280 custom loop Windows 10 Pro Samsung JU6500 4k 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U3011 Corsair HX-1000 Corsair 780T 
  hide details  
post #97 of 129
Thread Starter 
TweakTown Review Now Added to OP

Quote:
Final Thoughts

Over the recent months I've expanded the categories I look after here at TweakTown, but nothing brings me nerd chills like a good graphics card. The problem? This isn't a good graphics card; it's not even a great one. It's simply put; the best graphics card on the market.

Look, it's going to cost an arm and a leg, and probably a little bit of your foot; but, it's the fastest single video card on the market, it's a limited edition model, and my god, it looks and feels unreal. To say this card is a beast just seems like an understatement.

It's what we had hoped the GTX 590 would be. It's what NVIDIA probably wanted the GTX 590 to be. It's just awesome. I really struggle to find words on just how good this card is and I think, again, it's due to the quality of the card. We've seen fast cards, but the quality behind the MARS II is just second to none and I wish and hope you have the chance to experience it. It doesn't matter if you're the biggest AMD fanboy in the world, you pick up the MARS II and it's just an engineering masterpiece.

The quality of the card is just the one thing that I can't get over. The cooler and build quality is just so far above every other card we've used. There's real weight to the card and real power behind it. You then turn it on and start to play a game and find yourself wondering if the fans working because it's so quiet.

The Lightning cards from MSI are on another level to so many others. The same goes for the MATRIX from ASUS. The MARS II is just a level above them, though, and you can understand why there's going to be a large price tag associated with the card. For so many people it's going to be out of reach. For others, they will simply go down the path of buying two GTX 580s and running them in SLI. GTX 580 SLI while maybe offering similar performance, though, just has nothing on this card, because the MARS II creates a different atmosphere with in your case, with in our testbed, with in our office.

I feel like a 14 year old girl who's just touched Justin Biebers hand. This much power, at this ridiculously low noise level just makes you feel all giddy inside. The MARS II just makes such a big statement to other companies and for the most part it says "Oh, you can put a fancy cooler on a reference card? That's nice….I'm sure your grandmother would like that card".

The MARS II is just a work of art. It's the nerdy version of the Mona Lisa; and we love it.

Edited by 2010rig - 8/18/11 at 12:55pm
2010rig
(14 items)
 
Galaxy S3
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5660 @ 4.5  ASUS P6X58D-E 980TI? 12GB OCZ Platinum - 7-7-7-21 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1 80GB SSD x25m - 3TB F3 + F4 NH-D14 Windows 7 Ultimate LG 47LH55 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Natural Wireless Keyboard Corsair 750HX CM 690 II Advanced MX 518 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Snapdragon S4 Dual core 1500mhz Adreno 225 Samsung 2GB 16GB Onboard Flash 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Android 4.4.2 - CM11 4.8" AMOLED 1280x720 2100 mAh battery Otterbox Defender 
  hide details  
2010rig
(14 items)
 
Galaxy S3
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5660 @ 4.5  ASUS P6X58D-E 980TI? 12GB OCZ Platinum - 7-7-7-21 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1 80GB SSD x25m - 3TB F3 + F4 NH-D14 Windows 7 Ultimate LG 47LH55 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Natural Wireless Keyboard Corsair 750HX CM 690 II Advanced MX 518 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Snapdragon S4 Dual core 1500mhz Adreno 225 Samsung 2GB 16GB Onboard Flash 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Android 4.4.2 - CM11 4.8" AMOLED 1280x720 2100 mAh battery Otterbox Defender 
  hide details  
post #98 of 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2010rig View Post


[Snip]


That's a STOCK CLOCKED 6990 they're comparing against...

Now take in the fact that a 6990 can do 1GHz, with a performance increase of roughly 10%-15% using way less power, costing WAY less and on the STOCK COOLER. Guess what, 6990 still wins 8 times out of every 10, even in terms of performance, in almost everything besides Nvidia sponsored benchmarks and games.

Yeah, this 590 is still an epic fail.
Edited by Am* - 8/20/11 at 11:01am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Celeron G530 Haven't decided yet. GTX 460 768MB 4GB Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung F3 1TB (SSD coming later) XP/Windows 7 Same old... Yet to decide. 
Case
Fractal Design Define R3 
  hide details  
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Celeron G530 Haven't decided yet. GTX 460 768MB 4GB Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung F3 1TB (SSD coming later) XP/Windows 7 Same old... Yet to decide. 
Case
Fractal Design Define R3 
  hide details  
post #99 of 129
wow, this card is a complete flop. merely a hair faster than a stock 6990, 1500 bucks, power consumption so high it's on the moon.
post #100 of 129
$1500..? May as well run quad-sli with two 6990's or two 590's at that point..
Nickzorz Rig
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570k Asrock Z77 Extreme4 Sapphire OC 7970 Samsung 8GB Low Voltage 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Crucial M4 128GB Hyper 212 Evo Corsair TX650v2 NZXT Switch 810 
  hide details  
Nickzorz Rig
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570k Asrock Z77 Extreme4 Sapphire OC 7970 Samsung 8GB Low Voltage 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Crucial M4 128GB Hyper 212 Evo Corsair TX650v2 NZXT Switch 810 
  hide details  
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hardware News
This thread is locked  
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [Various] ASUS Reveals the Republic of Gamers MARS II with Dual GeForce® GTX 580 GPUs